Location & Campus

Our Arboretum

700 Varieties of Trees and Shrubs

After you check out our beautiful web site, come see the real thing.



About Elmhurst College

Location & Campus

Elmhurst College is located near the geographic center of metropolitan Chicago, 16 miles west of the Loop. A short walk from downtown Elmhurst, the campus is easily accessible by car or Metra commuter train.

The Elmhurst campus combines the high-tech necessities of a modern education with the charm of a classic college campus. The 48-acre grounds are an arboretum, with more than 700 varieties of trees, shrubs and other woody plants; our classic red-brick buildings boast wireless Internet access, "smart" classrooms and more.

The College has a long tradition of responsible stewardship of the environment. From low-impact lighting and permeable paving to a LEED-certified residence hall, Elmhurst incorporates green principles throughout campus life.

We invite you to schedule a visit to Elmhurst. Whether you're considering applying to the College or just want to explore our arboretum campus, we welcome visitors throughout the year.

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Elmhurst College • 190 Prospect Avenue • Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296 • (630) 279-4100 or (630) 617-3500


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